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7 Jonny Gomes LF
Height/Weight: 6-1/205 | Birthdate: 11/22/1980 | Birthplace: Petaluma, CA | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Atlanta | College: Santa Rosa JC CA | MLB Experience: 13 | Salary: $5,000,000 | Owned/Started%: 2/1 | Average Draft Position: 9999
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Braves LF Jonny Gomes will start against Brewers


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(5/23/2015) Braves left fielder Jonny Gomes will start against the Brewers on Saturday.

Gomes will be in the starting lineup for the second time in the team's last three games. He's 2 for 5 in his last two games.


Braves' A.J. Pierzynski, Todd Cunningham out of lineup Thursday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/21/2015) Braves catcher A.J. Pierzynski and left fielder Todd Cunningham are getting a rest and are being held out of the lineup on Thursday against the Brewers. 

Pierzynski had been behind the plate each of the last four games, but has struggled with the bat. He's hitting .185 (5 for 27) over his last seven games. He'll cede Thursday's start to rookie Christian Bethancourt.

Cunningham has been on a tear since being called up last week. In his first five games this season, the 26-year-old rookie is 9 for 19 with a pair of doubles. Nevertheless, he'll sit on Thursday with Jonny Gomes making the start in left while batting fifth.


Kelly Johnson, Christian Bethancourt get starts for Braves


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/9/2015) Jonny Gomes and A.J. Pierzynski aren't in the Braves' starting lineup for Saturday's game against Washington.

Kelly Johnson gets the start in left field in place of Gomes. It's Johnson's 13th start of the year in left, one shy of Gomes' total, but it's just the second time in the last six games that Johnson has started there.

Johnson will bat cleanup.

Christian Bethancourt gets the start behind the plate in place of Pierzynski. It's his 13th start of the year at catcher. He'll bat seventh. 


Braves' Jonny Gomes brings career success vs. Chad Billingsley


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/5/2015) Braves left fielder Jonny Gomes is batting fifth for a third straight game Tuesday against the Phillies.

Chad Billingsley will be taking the mound for the Phillies for the first time this season, and it's a matchup that favors Gomes, who is 6 for 11 with a home run and four RBI in his career against the righty. The Braves outfielder has been much more successful against southpaws this season, however, and he has hit just .175/.214/.350 with two home runs in 40 at-bats against righties.

The Braves are favorites (-150) at home against the Phillies Tuesday.


Braves' Jonny Gomes slugs third home run Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/3/2015) Braves left fielder Jonny Gomes went 1 for 4 with a solo home run in his team's 5-0 win over the Reds Sunday.

Gomes has had trouble finding offense in the last few weeks, but he was slotted into the fifth spot of the lineup Sunday and delivered his first home run in more than two weeks as a result. He has hit .227/.327/.477 with three home runs and eight RBI in 44 at-bats.


History vs. Mets' Colon likely earned Jonny Gomes start vs. RHP


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/23/2015) Braves outfielder Jonny Gomes was in the starting lineup Thursday against the Mets for the fourth time in five games. Although, his history against Mets starting pitcher Bartolo Colon probably had something to do with it.

Gomes, who is better against left-handed pitchers, is batting .381 (8 for 21) with one double, one triple, three home runs and three RBI in his career against Colon.

For the season, however, Gomes is batting .158 (3 for 19) against right-handers, as opposed to .500 (3 for 6) against lefties.


Braves' Jonny Gomes drives in four runs Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/19/2015) Braves left fielder Jonny Gomes went 1 for 2 with a walk and four RBI in his team's 5-2 win over the Blue Jays Sunday.

Gomes opened up the scoring by clearing the bases with a three-run double in the first inning. He then chipped in his team's fifth run of the game on a sacrifice fly in the third inning, giving the Braves plenty of breathing space in the win, which pushed their record to 8-4.

Gomes has hit .261/.333/.565 with two home runs and seven RBI in 23 at-bats.


Braves to start Maybin, Gomes, Pierzynski Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/7/2015) Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez plans to start center fielder Cameron Maybin, left fielder Jonny Gomes and catcher A.J. Pierzynski Wednesday, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

The Marlins are opening the season with three righties on the mound, limiting Gonzalez's options in building his lineup. However, all three players are set to play Wednesday, and Maybin and Gomes could be back in the lineup Friday, with the team set to face lefty Jon Niese.


Jonny Gomes warns Hanley Ramirez about playing LF for Red Sox


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(3/17/2015) Hanley Ramirez is expected to play left field for the Red Sox this season, and a former left fielder has some advice for him. 

Jonny Gomes visited JetBlue Park, where the Sox play their spring training games, as a member of the visiting Braves. A veteran of playing the Green Monster for the Sox, Gomes warned Ramirez that the replica wall in Florida is "way different" from the real thing. 

"I think I played that wall pretty well," Gomes said, according to the Boston Herald's Jason Mastrodonato, "but I think the cat is out of the bag that that wall is way different. From the padding to the net, the dimensions, feet-wise, are the same. I wouldn’t be in any hurry to master JetBlue’s wall for Fenway’s wall, but I guess it’s a good starting point."

"There’s nothing like that in the game, nothing like that in high school, college, minor league ball," Gomes said. "You can’t just go out there and be like, ‘OK, I’ll nail this.’ There’s definitely a method to the madness."

The key, Gomes said, is for Ramirez to work hard at getting to know the Monster. "Being extremely open and having the work ethic to learn it," Gomes said. "That wall hasn’t moved in 100-plus years and balls are bouncing off that wall pretty similarly to the way they did 100 years ago. At the same time, it’s so foreign from anywhere else. It’s not like grabbing a wall and throwing a ball off it. There’s a lot to be learned off that wall."


Braves' Gonzalez: Jonny Gomes could be in 'soft platoon' in LF


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(2/25/2015) Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said Wednesday outfielder Jonny Gomes could be in a "soft platoon" in left field, where he starts against all left-handed pitchers and also starts against some right-handers, per the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Braves' Fredi Gonzalez begins to ponder options at cleanup spot


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(2/5/2015) Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said he is leaning toward batting Jonny Gomes or Chris Johnson cleanup against left-handed starters, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He might even move Freddie Freeman to fourth against right-handed starters, but Gonzalez is not sure yet if that will happen.

Justin Upton, who was traded to San Diego in the offseason, started a team-high 120 games as the Braves' cleanup hitter in 2014. Johnson made 17 starts in the cleanup spot last season.

As a team, the Braves hit .255 with a .444 slugging percentage, .763 OPS, 25 home runs, 37 doubles and a team-best 102 RBI out of the fourth spot in the lineup last season.


Braves sign outfielder Jonny Gomes


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(1/22/2015) The Braves have signed outfielder Jonny Gomes, confirms CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman. The deal was initially reported by Yahoo Sports.

Gomes has been linked to the team this offseason, and could be used as a platoon option in left. Gomes, 34, has consistently hit better against lefties over his career, posting a .277/.376/.485 slash line against southpaws. The deal is for one year, and contains a vesting option, according to FoxSports.com. Gomes will make $4 million in 2015, and has a $3 million vesting option for 2016. If Gomes' option doesn't vest, it becomes a team option, according to Heyman. 


Report: Braves pursuing outfielder Jonny Gomes


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(1/20/2015) The Braves are still interested in signing veteran outfielder Jonny Gomes, reports MLB.com.

If the Braves sign Gomes, he could platoon with Zoilo Almonte in left field. In 2014, Gomes hit .234 with six home runs and 37 RBI.


Report: Cubs have interest in Jonny Gomes


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12/10/2014) The Cubs have interest in outfielder Jonny Gomes , according to ESPN.

The 34-year-old Gomes has a strong relationship with Cubs manager Joe Maddon, and may be looking to reunite with his old skipper. Gomes hit .234/.327/.330 over 273 at-bats last year. 


Report: Orioles interested in OF Jonny Gomes


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/9/2014) The Orioles are among the several teams showing interest in free agent outfielder Jonny Gomes, an industry source told the Baltimore Sun on Tuesday. The Rangers, Mariners and Cubs were reportedly interested in Gomes as of last week. Gomes slashed .234/.327/.330 with six home runs and 37 RBI in 112 games between the Red Sox and A's in 2014.

Report: Cubs, Rangers, M's showing interest in Jonny Gomes


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(12/4/2014) The Rangers, Mariners and Cubs are among the teams that have shown interest in free agent outfielder Jonny Gomes, according to ESPN baseball writer Jerry Crasnick.

Gomes hit .234 with six home runs and 37 RBI in 112 games between the Red Sox and A's in 2014.


Report: Cubs among six teams interested in Jonny Gomes


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11/13/2014) Six teams are interested in signing veteran outfielder Jonny Gomes, according to MLBDailyDish.com. The Cubs are believed to be one of the six teams, but Gomes is still "early in the process."

Gomes hit .234 with six home runs and 37 RBI in 112 games between the Red Sox and A's in 2014.


Jonny Gomes drives in two in A's debut


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/2/2014) Newly acquired outfielder Jonny Gomes made an impact in his first appearance for the Athletics Saturday, in an 8-3 win over the Royals.

Gomes, acquired Thursday in a trade from the Red Sox, drove in two runs in the game, with a fifth-inning single to cap off a big rally. He finished the game 2 for 4 with one run scored to go with his two RBI.

Gomes had been stuck in a bit of a down season before the trade, and is hitting just .239/.332/.357 with six home runs in 79 games. 


Athletics acquire Jon Lester for Yoenis Cespedes


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/31/2014) The Athletics have acquired the premiere starting pitcher on the trade market ahead of Thursday's deadline, as CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman has confirmed a trade involving Jon Lester moving to Oakland in exchange for Yoenis Cespedes.

WEEI.com reported the details of the deal first, which will likely also involves the Red Sox sending outfielder Jonny Gomes to the Athletics as well. The Red Sox will also receive a competitive balance draft pick, while the A's will receive cash from the Red Sox, according to Yahoo.com.


Report: Royals out on Jonny Gomes


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/30/2014) The Royals are out on an attempt to acquire Red Sox outfielder Jonny Gomes, ESPNBoston.com reports.

A report surfaced a few weeks ago that Gomes was on the Royals' list of potential trade targets in a search for a right-handed bat. He has hit .239/.335/.361 with six home runs and 32 RBI in 205 at-bats.


Jonny Gomes: I'm braced to leave Boston


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/28/2014) Red Sox outfielder Jonny Gomes is taking trade talks with a grain of salt. He has experience to help himself emotionally after having been dealt to Washington from Cincinnati in the midseason of 2011.

Gomes is attractive to teams seeking to bolster their lineups against left-handers, against whom he boasts a .315/.410/.450 stat line. He is not eager to be shipped out, but is better prepared for it than he was earlier in his career.

"The first time I got traded, it was extremely mised emotions of a team, not necessarily giving up, but feels like you're replaceable," he told WEEI.com. "At the same time, out of all the guys available in the trade market, this other team picked you. You never want to be given up on. But there are situations where you're not being given up on but the business side stands out."


Report: Royals targeting Jonny Gomes


by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst
(7/14/2014) The Royals are looking for a right-handed bat, and Red Sox outfielder Jonny Gomes is one of their potential trade targets, reports ESPN. Gomes is hitting .234 with five homers and 30 RBI in 188 at-bats.

Jonny Gomes breaks out


by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst
(6/23/2014) Red Sox outfielder Jonny Gomes snapped out of an 0-for-10 skid by going 3 for 5 with two RBI and a run scored in Sunday's 7-6 win over the Athletics. Gomes plated two runs with a bases-loaded single in the first inning.

He's hitting .238 with five homers and 27 RBI in 160 at-bats.


Manager: Jonny Gomes has earned full-time job in left


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/31/2014) Jonny Gomes hasn't been a full-time starter since 2010 - but that's about to change. John Farrell said as much on Saturday, telling the Boston Herald that the veteran has "taken the job."

The 33-year-old Gomes, who had been considered a platoon player specializing against left-handed pitching, is batting just .194 against righties this year with the Red Sox. His overall numbers are only comparable to what he has achieved in recent years.


Three players ejected from Sunday's Red Sox/Rays game


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/25/2014) Red Sox outfielder Jonny Gomes, Rays shortstop Yunel Escobar and Rays infielder Sean Rodriguez were all ejected from Sunday's game for their roles in a benches-clearing altercation.

The incident started after Escobar exchanged words with the Red Sox bench after he took third base on a fielder's indifference in the bottom of the seventh inning. The benches cleared as Escobar became more animated and moved toward the Boston dugout. Gomes then rushed in from left field and shoved Escobar, which escalated the ordeal.

Gomes was the first player ejected from the game. The umps then decided to toss Escobar. Finally, it was announced Rodriguez, who put Tampa Bay ahead 6-3 in the seventh inning with a pinch-hit home run, was also ejected. Escobar added a two-RBI double in the seventh before being tossed from the game. Gomes had a two-run homer in the top of the seventh inning, which tied the game at 3.